Bought a cake of this a whim based off of the amazing 2015 production.
Many similarities come to mind, but mostly the sweats. They started after cup one and heat followed, it’s going to be a ride. Love the energy in this one, cannot say enough. Flavors are all there with a small hint of aged flavors. Took me almost 2 years to crack into this one and it is well worth it.
Manure comes to mind, but more of a woody manure rather than an stringent/green manure. Strong earthy tones are noticeable.
Like mouthfeel? Starts in the back, moves to the middle and then again to the back and it doesn’t die out. Between the energy and mouthfeel, I would recommend this tea to anybody who doesn’t know what puerh is or what Qi is. On top of that it has plenty of flavor and is a very deep tea not lacking in any aspects.
Try it, regret and Huang Shan cannot be used in the same sentence.